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Avoo Rating, 10.0 Scott Grabel
Top 10, Attorney and Practice Magazine's, Criminal Defense Law Firm

Alcona County Criminal Defense

We represent those arrested for, or charged with violent crimes in Alcona County including Barton City, Black River, Curran, Glennie, Greenbush, Harrisville, Hubbard Lake, Lincoln, Mikado, and Spruce, Michigan.

When it comes to murder, rape, and burglary, the crime index in Alcona County, Michigan, is well above the national average. Alcona County prosecutors take all violent crimes seriously and aggressively pursue offenders. If you have been arrested or charged with a violent crime, your best legal strategy in defending yourself against an aggressive prosecutor is to hire an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney.

At the criminal defense law firm of Grabel & Associates, we have years of experience defending those accused of any type of felony or misdemeanor charge in Michigan. We know that many times, law enforcement officials make key errors during an arrest such as unlawfully detaining an individual, failing to provide an attorney when requested, and not advising citizens of their constitutional rights. Recognizing errors in the arrest process can often serve to reduce or eliminate pending charges.

We understand the impact an arrest or conviction may have on you and your family, and have successfully worked to reduce or dismiss charges in all criminal matters, including:

Charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct

Crimes of rape, date rape, sodomy, and other activities involving illegal sex acts are usually charged as a Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) offense in Michigan. Penalties in Michigan for a CSC conviction are severe:

  • 1st Degree CSC: Up to life in prison and lifetime registration on the sex offender registry. If you are convicted of a sex crime involving penetration with a child under age 13, you could be sentenced to life in prison.

  • 2nd degree CSC: Up to 15 years in prison and lifetime registration on the sex offender registration. A conviction for sex crime involving a person age 13-16 could land you in prison for 15 years.

  • 3rd Degree CSC: Up to 15 years in prison and 25 years registration on the sex offender registry.

  • 4th Degree CSC: Up to 2 years in prison and 25 years registration on the sex offender registry.

Violent Crime Statistics in Alcona County, Michigan

Violent crimes include murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. If you are convicted on first degree murder charges you will be sentenced to life in prison. Other violent crimes also carry stiff criminal penalties if convicted.

On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest crime areas, the average rate of violent crimes in the United States is four. Overall, Alcona County is right in the middle, with a crime score of five, but ranks well above the national index for arrests for murder and rape.

Alcona County, Michigan, Crime Rate Index

2010 Crime Rate Indexes
United States
2010 Crime Rate IndexesTotal Crime Risk Index
United States100
2010 Crime Rate IndexesMurder Risk Index
United States100
2010 Crime Rate IndexesRape Risk Index
United States100
2010 Crime Rate IndexesRobbery Risk Index
United States100
2010 Crime Rate IndexesAssault Risk Index
United States100
2010 Crime Rate IndexesBurglary Risk Index
United States100
2010 Crime Rate IndexesLarceny Risk Index
United States100
2010 Crime Rate IndexesMotor Vehicle Theft Risk Index
United States100

Crime Risk Index (100 = National Average): Index score for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average total crime risk, while 50 indicates half the national risk.

Source: http://www.clrsearch.com

Alcona County, Michigan, Violent Crimes Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our criminal defense law firm devotes its practice exclusively to defending those accused of Michigan crimes in courthouses across the state.

The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have years of experience representing clients in the Alcona County court system and have successfully helped those charged with criminal offenses countywide, including Harrisville, Lincoln, Alcona, Backus Beach and Wallace.

At Grabel & Associates, our attorneys know the law, and understand the need for aggressive advocacy to protect our clients' rights and their futures. For more information, or if you have been charged in Alcona County with a Michigan Crime, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates for a free consultation.

Alcona County Criminal Justice System Information

Alcona County Courthouse

23rdCircuit Court
106 Fifth Street
Harrisville, MI 48740

Phone: (989) 724-9500

Directions to the Alcona County Court House

Alcona County Jail

214 W Main Street
Harrisville, MI 48740

Phone: (989) 724-9570

Alcona County Jail Website

Alcona County Sheriff's Office

214 W Main Street
Harrisville, MI 48740

Phone: (989) 724-6271

Alcona County Sheriff's Office Website

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Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.